Air pollution

Running from 6 - 12th March, SoICanBreathe is a week of stories exploring some of the different ways the world is seeking to reduce air pollution. Emily Kasriel, season editor, introduces the season running across BBC News, including national news, local TV and radio, World Service radio and BBC World News, online and social media.


A narrow road outside a central London school is being closed during rush hour to protect children from traffic and pollution.

Bollards are put up either side of Macklin Street in Camden from between 08:30-09:15 and 15:15-16:00.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School said the 800m (2,600ft) long road was too dangerous for the school children.

Stricter EU emissions testing for large vehicles means modern diesel cars produce 10 times more NOx per litre of fuel


Modern diesel cars produce 10 times more toxic air pollution than heavy trucks and buses, new European data has revealed.

The stark difference in emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) is due to the much stricter testing applied to large vehicles in the EU, according to the researchers behind a new report. They say the same strict measures must be applied to cars.